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telcolineman
04-26-2010, 8:17 PM
I don't know how to paste a link but, It's the $695 military kit with the gerber tool, Buy it now price of $42.99 and $8.50 to ship, Just do a search for Otis cleaning kit and you will find them. Smokin deal, Just thought I would pass it along to all CG members And they are not mine
Jim:cool:

SandBlastedSkin
04-26-2010, 8:19 PM
You must be mistaken, I've never seen an Otis kit run that much. They are usually about $80.

berg
04-26-2010, 8:23 PM
We have a forum for these kinds of "heads up on a good deal" threads: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/forumdisplay.php?f=105

thevic
04-26-2010, 8:23 PM
right on im gonna grab one..been dieing for a multi tool after my gerber and 2 leatherman ti and surge tools got stolen

telcolineman
04-26-2010, 8:25 PM
I swear, Otis web site says $650 and he only has 3 of them so jump on it. I bought 1, The Otis elite runs around $120 but is a multi cal. These are the 5.56 military

Librarian
04-26-2010, 8:32 PM
You must be mistaken, I've never seen an Otis kit run that much. They are usually about $80.

Surprised the heck out of me, too, but here's the link to Otis (http://www.otisgun.com/cgistore/store.cgi?page=/new/product.html&setup=1&ida=321&idp=332&his=0|5|332).

telcolineman
04-26-2010, 8:34 PM
Yes Sir that's it, And is says $695 not $650

SandBlastedSkin
04-26-2010, 8:35 PM
Holy %$&^!! There's no way I would pay that much. I hope the AR and the gear comes with it for that much money.

thevic
04-26-2010, 8:36 PM
wowwww

NiteQwill
04-26-2010, 8:40 PM
WTF?!?! I get these for FREE. Crap, I have a whole bunch of them just sitting around.

Time to put them up in the marketplace for $694.99.

Richie Caketown
04-26-2010, 8:41 PM
care to donate one for free :)

djleisure
04-26-2010, 8:42 PM
I don't know why those are so cheap, but the guy has a good seller's history, so I went for it. Thanks for the heads up!

L4D
04-26-2010, 8:45 PM
I don't know why those are so cheap, but the guy has a good seller's history, so I went for it. Thanks for the heads up!

These kits can be found for around $80-$695 so the $50 shipped is a good deal for the CQB kit with the free Gerber Multi.

are we allowed to post ebay links here?

there's this same kit going for $29 right now with an hour left ;) $7 shipping.

Guns R Tools
04-26-2010, 8:46 PM
I just hope that our government doesn't pay retail. ;)

telcolineman
04-26-2010, 8:50 PM
They are all sold

q2on
04-26-2010, 8:53 PM
Yes Sir that's it, And is says $695 not $650

Perfectly reasonable when you can get the military to pay $400 for a hammer (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1316/is_v18/ai_4619906/), $600 for a toilet seat (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=4314), or $544 for a spark plug connector. (http://www.pogo.org/pogo-files/alerts/national-security/ns-sp-19970116.html) When your annual budget is over 660 billion dollars (that they admit to), who cares about paying $700 for a cleaning kit?

50,000 new soldiers need a cleaning kit? $32.5 million dollars? 0.005% of the yearly budget? 1.8% of one day's worth of spending? I think Otis is charging too little.

telcolineman
04-26-2010, 8:53 PM
These kits can be found for around $80-$695 so the $50 shipped is a good deal for the CQB kit with the free Gerber Multi.

are we allowed to post ebay links here?

there's this same kit going for $29 right now with an hour left ;) $7 shipping.

Anytime L4D, Just trying to hook the brothers up with a deal

djleisure
04-26-2010, 9:38 PM
These kits can be found for around $80-$695 so the $50 shipped is a good deal for the CQB kit with the free Gerber Multi.

are we allowed to post ebay links here?

there's this same kit going for $29 right now with an hour left ;) $7 shipping.
I've been wanting to get an Otis kit for awhile anyway - so this was a no-brainer for me. I know the actual value is nowhere near $695 (except for the gubment) but it still was a good deal.

Post up the new link! (Even though this sorta thing should usually go in the "commercial sales and good deals" forum.) :)

L4D
04-26-2010, 9:42 PM
>>>>>QUICK 10 Min left (http://cgi.ebay.com/Otis-Rifle-Cleaning-Kit-5-56MM-New-/290428446811?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item439ee2685b#ht_500wt_1182) <<<<<

Here it is, good luck. I got mine thanks to Telco.

Fot
04-26-2010, 9:43 PM
Wait someone needs to bring up the old "your families life is dependent on the price" stuff right?

thevic
04-26-2010, 10:00 PM
woo just won one for 44$

SandBlastedSkin
04-27-2010, 11:08 AM
Perfectly reasonable when you can get the military to pay $400 for a hammer (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1316/is_v18/ai_4619906/), $600 for a toilet seat (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=4314), or $544 for a spark plug connector. (http://www.pogo.org/pogo-files/alerts/national-security/ns-sp-19970116.html) When your annual budget is over 660 billion dollars (that they admit to), who cares about paying $700 for a cleaning kit?

We didn't carry that cleaning kit, we had the basic $80 dollar kit. But I agree with your argument on the Military's spending budget. It's pretty ridiculous the prices they pay.

telcolineman
04-27-2010, 12:03 PM
Looks like there are more available now

aileron
04-27-2010, 4:07 PM
Perfectly reasonable when you can get the military to pay $400 for a hammer (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1316/is_v18/ai_4619906/), $600 for a toilet seat (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=4314), or $544 for a spark plug connector. (http://www.pogo.org/pogo-files/alerts/national-security/ns-sp-19970116.html) When your annual budget is over 660 billion dollars (that they admit to), who cares about paying $700 for a cleaning kit?


Sounds like fixed price contracts. Either the government would need to abandon the project as they did with the A-12 because of huge cost overruns or they would tell the contractor to put some of the additional costs onto a line item, like a screw driver, and a toilet seat, plus add some over here to the hammers we are going to deliver as part of the package, and what about those funny little nibs on the button of the seats, add costs to those too.

That is what fixed costs contracts do, force imaginative accounting on the part of the contractor with support from the buyer (i.e. govt) so they don't lose the project all together. If the gov't wants expensive experimental stuff designed and built for them, they cant form a committee and pick a number out of thin air and expect to get it for that price.

Granted it looks bad on paper, but its worked out at a unit cost higher up, not at the piece part.

Centurion_D
04-27-2010, 4:59 PM
Surprised the heck out of me, too, but here's the link to Otis (http://www.otisgun.com/cgistore/store.cgi?page=/new/product.html&setup=1&ida=321&idp=332&his=0|5|332).

What?! $695!! That's gotta be a typo. Who would be stupid enough to pay that much for a cleaning kit? :eek: Boresnake, cleaning cloths, q-tips, and some Slip 2000 and I'm good to go. For that much money you could go buy another gun.